November 8, 2018 - January 12, 2019
Gallery Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. All Lyndon House exhibitions are free of charge
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St
Athens, GA 30601
The Lyndon House Arts Center announces the new exhibition
St. EOM of Pasaquan
Thursday, November 8, 2018
St. EOM of Pasaquan, and related events, a book signing with author Tom Patterson, and the Pasaquan panel discussion.
Eddie Owens Martin, or St. EOM of Pasaquan, was a self-taught artist who, while living in his home town of Buena Vista, created a spectacular art site. Pasaquan, recently renovated and under the guidance of Columbus State University, is a unique and internationally recognized visionary art environment. Lyndon House Arts Center has the pleasure of filling the galleries with St. EOM’s numerous artworks from paintings, drawings, sculptures as well as garments and adornments.
The event includes author Tom Patterson, whose publication, St. EOM in the Land of Pasaquan: the Life and Times and Art of Eddie Owens Martin, has just been re-printed by UGA Press. Tom Patterson will be in the gallery to sign copies on Thursday, November 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Books are available for purchase that evening courtesy of Avid Booksellers.
The Pasaquan panel discussion, scheduled Thurday, November 8 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., welcomes Professor Michael McFalls, Columbus State University and Director of Pasaquan, historian Fred Fussell, the Pasaquan Preservation Society president, Annie Moye, Author Tom Patterson and others on Friday, November 9 at 1:00 pm. This panel will include the story of Pasaquan, the importance of preserving visionary art and its legacy as well as the wonderful tales of the extraordinary St. EOM from those who knew him well.
This exhibit and events are supported by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Public Impact Program, University of Georgia Press, LaGrange Art Museum, Columbus State University, Pasaquan Preservation Society, Michael Pierse, Pasaquan and Avid Booksellers. The exhibit is on display from November 8, 2018 – January 12, 2019 during regular gallery hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. All Lyndon House exhibitions are free of charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The opening reception is slated for Thursday, November 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin originated from the LaGrange Art Museum, and is made available by the courtesy of Columbus State University, Columbus State University Foundation, Inc., Pasaquan in Buena Vista, Georgia, and through a gift by the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt St in Athens GA, is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department and is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.